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ROCKY MOUNT — With health safety conditions improving in North Carolina, the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is resuming regular road tests this week. This ends the Contactless Road Test program that had been required for 15-17 year-old drivers seeking their Level 3 Full Provisional license and a select group of other drivers who could not qualify for a road test waiver.

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RALEIGH – State education leaders are teaming up with the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program to help sound the alarm about speeding, one of the leading causes of death in children and a major cause of death for young adults.

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RALEIGH — State lawmakers are trying again to eliminate the use of hand-held cellphones by operators of motor vehicles. 

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RALEIGH — This Labor Day, the Governor’s Highway Safety Program is joining forces with the North Carolina Trucking Association, the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (also known as NETS), the North Carolina Highway Patrol and members of more than 500 law enforcement agencies around the state to help curb impaired driving.

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RALEIGH — The state will temporarily suspend most highway construction projects that cause lane closures to help reduce the anticipated influx of traffic over the July Fourth holiday weekend.

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 North Carolina already bans texting and driving. Now state lawmakers want to prohibit all handheld use of smartphones and tablet computers behind the wheel. 

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RALEIGH — NCDOT’s Governor’s Highway Safety Program is reminding drivers this Thanksgiving week about their responsibility to buckle up when behind the wheel.

Law enforcement will be out patrolling North Carolina roads as part of the Thanksgiving ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign, underway Monday, Nov. 19, through Sunday, Nov. 25.

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